Hoi An 2017 - Program Book

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5th Vietnam International Choir Competition
June 07 - 11, 2017 Hội An, Vietnam

A unique choir competition in fascinating Vietnam

Since the outstanding success of the first event in 2011 INTERKULTUR organizes biannually the International Choir Competition Vietnam in the city of Hội An. From that time on the event has been increasing and has now become an inherent part of international choir tours.

The setting of the competition is located directly at Hội An’s coast and provides a stunning panorama for the performances.

In cooperation with the Vietnamese central government, the provincial government of Quang Nam and the city council of Hội An INTERKULTUR offers choirs from all parts of the world the possibility to discover the beauty of this country and to combine this exciting journey with a participation in an international choir competition.

http://hoi-an.interkultur.com

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Summer Highlight

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5 th Vietnam International Choir Competition


June 7 - 11, 2017 · Hội An, Vietnam

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INTERKULTUR

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/ the city of Hội An

/ President INTERKULTUR

Günter Titsch (/Germany)

/ Artistic Committee

Prof. Dr. Ralf Eisenbeiß (/Germany) – Senior Artistic Director

Dang Chau Anh (/Vietnam)

Johan Rooze (/Netherlands)

Fred Sjöberg (/Sweden)

Assoc. Prof. Romāns Vanags (/Latvia)

/ Organizing Committee

Thomas Schüle (/Germany) – Project Manager INTERKULTUR

Vietnam

Chairman, The People's Committee of Hội An city

Vietnam

Vice chairman, The People's Committee of Hội An city

Vietnam

Director, The Center for Culture and Sports of Hội An city

INTERKULTUR Executive Committee

Günter Titsch (/Germany)

Wang Qin (/China)

Stefan Bohländer (/Germany)

Dr. Christoph Wirtz (/Germany) – Secretary General


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Bad Ischl, Austria

14 th International

Choir Competition &

Festival Bad Ischl

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Registration Deadline: December 11, 2017

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Table of contents

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Table of Content

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Organizer

Table of contents

Participating countries

Greetings

• Günter Titsch, President INTERKULTUR

• Nguyê˜n Văn Dũng,

Chairman of the People's Committee of Hội An City

… Connecting Bridges

The host city of Hội An

Artistic Committee and Jury

Schedule


Friendship Concerts “International Melody”

Competition

Choirs

Statistics

Imprint & Team

Downtown map


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Participating Countries

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Australia

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Philippines

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China

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Russia

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Indonesia

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Singapore

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Japan

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Thailand

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Malaysia

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Vietnam


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GREETINGS

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Günter Titsch


President INTERKULTUR


Greetings 11

Welcome to the 5 th edition of the Vietnam

International Choir Competition 2017 in Hội

An City. This is a small but very important anniversary.

It shows that INTERKULTUR and its

Vietnamese partners, especially the City Government

of Hội An, are working together in a

very successful way to realize an international

cultural exchange.

This year’s edition of the festival features a

representative number of Asian countries as

Japan, Malaysia, China, Indonesia, the Philippines,

Singapore and Thailand. Even from

Australia and Russia choirs are travelling to

Vietnam to compete in the festival. And the

increasing number of choirs from the host

country Vietnam proves a growing interest in

this event. This development makes us proud

and we will work together to continue with

this progress in the future. My sincere thanks

goes to all local and international organizations

that have contributed to the success of

this unique festival.

Once again we will be pleased to experience

some interesting and top-class competition

performances. But the choral highlights that

make our event a colourful and distinctive

festival are likewise important.

Being the major organizer of internatio nal

choir competitions, INTERKULTUR is currently

preparing numerous festivals for the

upcoming years. And of course you will also

have the possibility to choose one of our fantastic

events for instance in Sri Lanka, Spain,

Greece, Austria, Sweden or Germany for your

next competition performance. We are also

looking forward to the world’s biggest choral

event, the 10 th World Choir Games in July

2018, which will take place for the first time

on the African continent. The host city will be

the capital of South Africa, Tshwane.

But first of all I would like to wish all participants

a lot of success and great experiences

when celebrating and performing in the

streets, at squares and on stages in the beautiful

Hội An City in Vietnam.

Günter Titsch


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Nguyê˜n Văn Dũng


Chairman of the People's Committee of

Hội An City


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Firstly, on behalf of the authorities and the

people of Hội An, I would like to express my

thanks to INTERKULTUR for continuously

choosing the beautiful and hospitable city of

Hội An to host the international choir event in

2011, 2013 and 2015.

This year - 2017, the city of Hội An continues

to cooperate with INTERKULTUR, to host the

5 th Vietnam International Choir Competition

in Hội An. We are proud of the results we have

achieved in the previous events and we hope

that this year’s event will be a remarkable

achievement and be even more successful.

I would like to extend my greetings and

heartfelt thanks to the conductors and singers

from all the choirs for coming to our city

to participate in the event.

The world cultural heritage of Hội An ancient

town will impress you with its romantic

beauty of mossy roofs covered with the color

of time, the shimmering lights of lanterns, the

smiles and tender look of the locals.

We are convinced that the choral singers from

around the world, with their talent, creativity

and passion, will bring the audiences not only

captivating programs but also an inspiration

on the beauty of music that contribute to the

development of choral music of Hội An city.

Furthermore, Hội An is surely believed to give

you unforgettable memories about its beautiful

land of friendliness and hospitality.

With the support and facility of the Ministry

of Culture-Sports and Tourism, Department

of Performing Arts, the cooperation of INTER-

KULTUR, the leadership of Quangnam provincial

government and the enthusiasm of choirs

from different parts of the world, I strongly

believe that the 5 th Vietnam International

Choir Competition, Hội An 2017 will be greatly

successful!

Thank you!

Nguyê˜n Văn Dũng


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ABOUT INTERKULTUR

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… Connecting bridges.

The first INTERKULTUR International Choir Competition in Budapest, held in 1988, was the

start of one of the largest and most successful series of cultural events in Europe. The INTER-

KULTUR Event Series has meanwhile become known throughout the world for its high artistic

and organizational standards and as a concept for the choirs and choir enthusiasts worldwide.

These events are organized by INTERKULTUR, a non-profit organization based in Germany.


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INTERKULTUR´s biggest success to date was to bring the antique Olympic idea to the choral

community. The Choir Olympics 2000 in Linz, Austria was the beginning of a Choir Olympic

movement, with subsequent events in Busan, Republic of Korea in 2002, and Bremen, Germany

in 2004. This success continued under the name “World Choir Games” in Xiamen, China in

2006, Graz, Austria in 2008, Shaoxing, China in 2010, and Cincinnati, USA in 2012. In 2014, the

World Choir Games were held in Riga, Latvia and marked the biggest event in the history of

the choir Olympic idea attracting 27,000 participants. In July 2016, 283 choirs from 76 nations

were guests in the Olympic city of Sochi in Russia for the 9 th World Choir Games. The 10 th anniversary

edition of the World Choir Games in 2018 will happen on the African continent for the

first time: in Tshwane in South Africa.

Another milestone in the history of INTERKULTUR was to establish a Championship for choirs.

The first World Choir Championships debuted in 2009 in the Province of Gyeongnam, Republic

of Korea, followed by the World Choir Championships for Youth and Young Adults in July 2011

in Graz, Austria. Graz again was the host city for an INTERKULTUR event; the first European

Choir Games were held in July 2013. The second edition of this European version of the World

Choir Games was held in Magdeburg, Germany in July 2015, the 3 rd European Choir Games will

happen in the Latvian capital Riga in 2017 along with the “Grand Prix of Nations”. The Asian

version of this event, the Asia Pacific Choir Games will be held in Sri Lanka in October 2017 for

the fourth time already.

The Idea

INTERKULTUR has become the symbol for a unique artistic idea, consisting of a new interpretation

concerning the execution of choir festivals. In comparison to traditional meritorious

choir competitions that only invite international elite choirs to take part; the INTERKULTUR

competitions are open to all non-professional choirs. Choirs from all over the world, interested

in gaining international festival and competition experience, can compete according to their

level of artistic achievement. The Artistic Committee puts emphasis on the presence of the

highest level of choral performers as well as on the presence of the greatest diversity of choirs

in all competitions. This new type of competition has been copied by numerous organizations

in the past two decades. With the idea to organize the World Choir Games, formerly known

as “Choir Olympics” biennially, INTERKULTUR has opened a door to new impulses and perspectives

for the national and international choral movement.

The Quality Seal

For more than 20 years, MUSICA MUNDI® has been the exclusive quality seal for all INTER-

KULTUR events worldwide. The evaluation system on which all INTERKULTUR competitions

are based upon since the first event in Budapest in 1988 have been improved continuously.

MUSICA MUNDI® ensures comparability among all events, a smooth organization and has set

standards in the world of choral music.

The Competitions

There are various categories for all types and levels of choirs in different degrees of difficulty,

with or without compulsory pieces. The competitions offer good competitive conditions, valuable

artistic contacts, various workshops and seminars, as well as practice opportunities with

international performers. More than 200 experts and leading choirmasters from all over the

world guarantee a high level of expertise in all INTERKULTUR events.


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Evaluation System

The jury awards Bronze, Silver, and Gold Diplomas on 10 levels at INTERKULTUR competitions

along with Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals at the World Choir Games, the World Choir Championships

and the Grand Prix of Nations, according to the MUSICA MUNDI® evaluation system.

In each category, a winner or champion is determined and outstanding achievements

are honored with special prizes. In some competitions there is a grand prize competition of the

category winners which determines the overall winner of the competition.

The Pedagogical Concept

INTERKULTUR events are not only competitions and international choir festivals, but also provide

professional competence. Choirs are able to receive feedback from various pedagogical

offerings. In evaluation rounds, choirs have the chance to work with international jury members

and gain advice on their current level of achievement, receive proficient pedagogical and

artistic information and obtain suggestions as to how to interpret the chosen piece. Choirs

may also attend workshops and seminars along with participation in Friendship and Celebration

Concerts which allow international choirs to interact with choirs of the host city during

INTERKULTUR events.

Locations of Festivals and Competitions

To date, INTERKULTUR events have taken place in Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece,

Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Malaysia, Malta, People’s Republic of China, Republic

of Korea, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, USA and Vietnam. In 2016 INTERKULTUR is present also in Belgium,

France, Portugal, Russia and Thailand for the first time.

The Participants

In total, roughly 8.600 choirs with roughly 375.000 active singers from 103 countries have taken

part in the INTERKULTUR competitions to date. An interesting note is that more than half of the

participants have been children and youth up to 27 years of age and 67% of the participating

choirs are returning ensembles looking forward to new destinations and new choral challenges.

Means of Support

In accordance with its statutes, INTERKULTUR supports the following activities:

• International music festivals and choir competitions whose goal is to bring together choirs

from different regions of the world and encourage international collaboration through mutual

respect, as well as to contribute to cultural exchange and understanding among nations

• Children and youth choirs even from financially challenged countries

• Non-professional choirs that focus on the growth of youth development

• Young, talented choirmasters, young musicians and singers through the support of scholarship

awards

• Specific sponsorship opportunities

European Culture Award

INTERKULTUR was awarded the 2006 European Culture Award, by former German Minister of

Foreign Affairs, Hans Dietrich Genscher and presented by KulturForum Europa, for its activities

on behalf of understanding between peoples and furtherance of common European thinking

in the field of culture.


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THE HOST CITY HỘI AN

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Come to Hội An


The host city Hội An

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Located in the lower reach of Thu Bon river, in the 16 th century, Hội An started becoming a

trade hub, connecting Cochinchina (the old name of South Vietnam) and other countries in

the Southeast Asia and all over the world. During that brilliant era of Hội An, numerous trade

boats, coming back and forth to the city to trade with locals, brought their national cultures

along, contributing to the cultural diversity of Hội An.

Nowadays, the original beauty of Hội An is well preserved; and when coming to Hội An, tourists

can see the traits of ancient time remain on wooden windows, little houses, small roads

or mossy yellow walls. Merchants and buyers bargain on bustling streets, like their ancestors

did right there hundreds of years ago. Those unique characteristics make anyone coming to


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Hội An fell in love with itself; and the memories about the time in Hội An won’t fade away, likely.

Hội An is the evergreen land, with Cham island, Bay Mau nipa forest and Thu Bon river; the

land of artisan villages, with Tra Que vegetable village, Thanh Hà pottery village and Kim Bong

carpentry village; and the land of excellent dishes, containing the spirit of a rich-history city.

Moreover, Hội An is the land of poems, folklores and dramas, all together enrich the diversity

of Hội An culture.

Slowly and tenderly, Hội An, with its unique culture and friendly locals, has won the hearts of

millions tourists, coming from all over the world.

As a result, absolutely Hội An is an ideal place to hold the 5 th Vietnam International Choir

Competition 2017.


The host city Hội An

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ARTISTIC COMMITTEE AND JURY


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/ Germany

Prof. Dr. Ralf Eisenbeiß


Senior Director of the Artistic Committee

































Ralf Eisenbeiß was born in 1952 in Zeulenroda.

After his secondary school examination he studied

pedagogy, German philology and musical education.

He received his PhD in 1979 at the Pedagogical

University of Zwickau. From 1978 to 1981,

he studied choir and orchestra conducting at the

Franz Liszt Conservatory in Weimar.

Ralf Eisenbeiß was working as the director of the

choral department at the Pedagogical University

in Zwickau and appointed professor for choir conducting

and choral singing in 1987. He was conductor

of the renowned Pedagogical University

Zwickau Choir. With his choir he performed a wide

repertoire of compositions for a cappella choirs

and with orchestra, too. Under his direction the

choir won numerous prizes at national and international

choir competitions.

Ralf Eisenbeiß was lecturer at the central seminar

for choral conductors in Berlin and organized numerous

workshops himself. He often appears as

guest conductor at home and abroad. Since more

than 20 years he works as artistic director of IN-

TERKULTUR. Ralf Eisenbeiß is founder of the Int.

Robert Schumann Choir Competition in Zwickau

and one of the founders of the World Choir Games.

Since 1992 he was responsible for about hundred

international competitions of INTERKULTUR in

Germany, Italy, Korea, Indonesia, China, Austria,

Spain, USA and other countries. Ralf Eisenbeiß is

very often invited as a juror in national and other

international choir competitions all over the world.


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Netherlands

Johan Rooze


Artistic Director of the 5 th

Vietnam International Choir Competition


































Johan Rooze studied Piano and Conducting at the

Utrecht Conservatory, the Netherlands. Later he

went to the U.S. to specialize in Jazz Piano, Singing

and Arranging.

He was founder and 23 years Musical Director of

the Utrecht University Vocal Group “Dekoor”. They

won many prices such as The Dutch Choir Festival,

The International Vocal Group Festival and the

“Idols for choir” TV show, “Korenslag” 2007 in the

Netherlands. He was Conductor of the Utrecht Student

Symphonic Choir and Orchestra. With these

choirs he toured all over the world. Johan Rooze

founded the “Dudok-Ensemble”, an outstanding

Project Choir, conducted the monthly Bach Cantatas

in Utrecht and was guest conductor with the

National Radio Choir.

Furthermore he was Professor for Vocal Jazz, Conducting

and Arranging at the Conservatories of

Rotterdam and Alkmaar, a member of the board of

Musical Advisors for the Dutch Royal Christian Music

Association and Artistic Director for the International

Choir Festival, Netherlands 2005.

In 2008 he moved to South Korea and teaches

Choral Music and Jazz Piano at the Yeongnam University.

He is musical director of a new Jazz Choir

(Yaenoeul Jazz Singers) and in 2010 he founded the

professional Daegu Students Choir. He is a frequent

guest conductor with other choirs. Besides his choral

work he is very active as a Jazz Pianist and Arranger.

He works as Artistic Director for INTERKULTUR

and is a frequently asked adjudicator, speaker and

workshop-leader internationally.


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/ Vietnam

Ðạ˘ ng Châu Anh


Artistic Director

of the 5th Vietnam International Choir Competition

& Jury Member























Dang Chau Anh received her master degree in

choral conducting and music education at the

Vietnam National Academy of Music and Malmo

Academy of Music (Sweden).

She is head of the conducting department at the

Vietnam National Academy of music and a member

of the International Society for Music Education.

She is the World Choir Council representative of

Vietnam. Dang Chau Anh has worked 19 years as

an artistic director, conductor for children choirs,

choir of vocal faculty, musicology- composingconducting

faculty of Vietnam National Academy

of music, Vietnam SolArt and Hanoi International

School. Together with the Vietnam SolArt Choir

she attended many events and festivals of Vietnam

television as well as in the role of an artistic

director, she led the choir to many titles in competition

such as: Gold Medal, Audience Prize and Best

Performance in International Johannes Brahms

Choir Festival in Wernigerode, Germany. For several

years she was guest conductor of Children of the

World in Harmony and The Voices Without Border

in Petoskey, USA.

She is a frequent juror at choir competitions, such

as the Vietnam International Choir Competition,

Sing'n'Joy Manila Festival 2013 (Philippines), 1 st

Lanna International Choir Competition 2016

(Thailand), Bohol International Choir Festival Philippines

2014 among others.

Dang Chau Anh is also well-known by Vietnam

Television audience as M.C, Music expert, Jury of

many music programs and competitions on Vietnam

Broadcasting System over the whole country.


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USA, Japan

Randy Stenson


Jury Member


































Randy Stenson is the Director of Choral Activities

at St. Mary’s International School in Tokyo,

Japan where he conducts the internationally

acclaimed Varsity Ensemble and International

Show Choir along with the school’s 130 voice

Men’s Choir.

Globally recognized for his engaging use of

expressive movement in choral rehearsal and

performance, he is a leading international advocate

for male choral music education. In demand

as a guest conductor, choral clinician,

and adjudicator he has directed Honor Choirs,

All-State Choirs, Festival Choirs, lead workshops,

lectured at universities and international conferences,

and adjudicated festivals in over 40

countries.

Co-author of Creating Artistry: Movement and

the Maturing Male Voice published by Hal Leonard;

he edits the Randy Stenson Male Choral

Series and Randy Stenson International Choral

Series for Pavane Publishing; and is co-editor of

the Randy and Rachel Stenson Choral Series for

Santa Barbara Music Publications.

A graduate of Concordia College in Moorhead,

Minnesota and MME from Vander Cook College

of Music he studied under Paul J. Christiansen,

Larry L. Fleming, and Robert Sinclair with further

graduate study under David Ryal, and esteemed

mentor Rodney Eichenberger.


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Thailand

Kittiporn Tantrarungroj


Jury Member



































Kittiporn Tantrarungroj associated himself with

choral singing since his early age as a member

of a church choir in his hometown. He enriched

his experiences and learned the art of choral

conducting while studying in the Philippines.

He is a well-known figure both in Thailand and

in the international choral community. He is

frequently invited as lecturer,clinician and jury

member and has also served as an adviser to

several ensembles in Thailand. Tantrarungroj is

a vivid choral arranger and composer. His over

hundred choral arrangements are frequently

sung by various choirs in Thailand.

He has conducted numerous groups, from

church to school and university choir as well as

community and concert choirs. At present, he

conducts “The Bangkok Voices”, a multi-award

winning choir which is considered to be the best

choral group in Thailand and currently claiming

place 114 in the INTERKULTUR World Ranking

List.

Moreover Tantrarungroj is an accomplished piano

and organ player.

Tantrarungroj lives in Bangkok and works as

a surgeon. Besides conducting “The Bangkok

Voices”, he also serves as Vice-President of the

“Thailand Choral Association”,Member of the

“International Federation of Choral Music -

Asia-Pacific Choral Council” and Member of the

“World Choir Council”.


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Philippines

Jonathan Velasco


Jury Member

























Jonathan Velasco is a much sought after choral

conductor, clinician and adjudicator in the

world today. He studied at the University of the

Philippines College of Music and at the Berliner

Kirchenmusikschule in Germany.

He was a member and assistant conductor of

the World Youth Choir, and for the 1996 summer

session became its first Asian conductor.

Jonathan Velasco regularly holds choral clinics

and workshops all over the world. Together

with his choirs, he has won first prizes in choral

competitions in Maribor, Cork, Marktoberdorf,

Tolosa, Torrevieja, and Riga. He has also been a

member of the jury in prestigious choral competitions

in Europe and Asia. He currently conducts

the Ateneo Chamber Singers.

Jonathan Velasco is an adviser to the board of

the International Federation for Choral Music,

and is the Philippine representative to the World

Choir Council. He was the first President of the

Philippine Choral Directors Association, from

2008 to 2016.


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China

Wang Jin


Jury Member





























Born into a musical family of Chinese Opera

composers and musicologists, Wang Jin began

to play the piano at the age of six. She obtained

her bachelor’s degree in choral conducting at

the China Conservatory of Music under Professor

Wu Lingfen and received her master’s degree

in choral conducting at the Shanghai Conservatory

of Music under Professor Ma Geshun. Later

she studied with Professor Peter Erdei and Professor

Eva Rozgonyi in Hungary and with Dr.

Betsy Cook Weber in Houston-TX.

Wang Jin founded Shanghai BG Choir (2005)

and was a founding member of The Shanghai

International Festival Chorus-IFC (2003) and

the Shanghai International Choral League-SICL

(2011). Currently, Wang Jin has been a lecturer

and jury member of several national and international

choral competitions, an Associate

Professor of Choral Conducting at Shanghai

Normal University's Music College and lecturer

at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. She has

been the artistic director and conductor at the

Shanghai Opera Chorus, the Wen Zhou Great

Theater Philharmonic Choir as well as Shanghai

BG choir. She also is a board member of the

China Chorus Association, and Vice-President of

the Shanghai Choral Association.


Artistic Committee and Jury

January 25 – 29, 2018

Kobe, Japan

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SING N PRAY KOBE

International Choir

Festival & Competition

Early Bird Deadline: June 19, 2017

Registration Deadline: September 11, 2017

email: mail@interkultur.com

Internet: kobe.interkultur.com

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information

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SCHEDULE


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Schedule

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 2017

Hội An Theater

20:00 h


Opening Concert of the 5 th Vietnam Int. Choir Competiton Hội An 2017

• La Salle Chorale ( / Philippines)

• Detskiy Concertniy Khor Gloria Detskoy Musikalnoy Shkoli Imenee Asafeva (/Russia)

• Southland ( / Australia)

• King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi Chorus ( / Thailand)

• Singapore Chinese Girls' School ( / Singapore)

• Gita Dian Nuswa Choir of Dian Nuswantoro University ( / Indonesia)

THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 2017


13:30 – 16:30h


Competition in category G – Children’s & Youth Choirs

19:00 – 22:30h


Competition in category B - Mixed & Female Choirs, difficulty level II

Hội An Ancient Town

17:00h


Friendship Concerts “International Melody”

19:00h


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Hội An Legendary Night





Hội An Legendary Night (or also known as the reappearance of Hội An by night in the early

20 th century) is a monthly event held on every 14 th day of lunar month in the ancient town

of Hội An. On this occasion, participating choirs will be guided to visit the ancient town by

night and float paper lanterns down Hoai river.

FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 2017


09:30 – 11:00 h


Competition in category C2 – Chamber Choirs of Mixed Voices & category A3 – Female

Choirs

11:15 – 12:15 h


Competition in category S – Sacred Choir Music (Part I)

14:30 – 17:00h


Competition in category S – Sacred Choir Music (Part II)

19:30 – 22: 00h

Competition in category F – Folklore

Hội An Ancient Town

19:30h


Friendship Concerts “International Melody”


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SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2017


11:00h


Grand Prize Competition for the Hội An Choir Prize 2017

Hội An Theater

16:00h

Awards Ceremony

17:00h

Choir Parade through the Ancient Town of Hội An

Sông Hoài Square

/ afterwards

Farewell Party


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Friendship Concerts

“International Melody”

THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 2017



• Southland ( / Australia)

• HÐi An Children's Choir Club ( / Vietnam)

• Malaysian Institute of Art's Ladies Chorus ( / Malaysia)

• Apostolos ( / Indonesia)


• Saigon Choir ( / Vietnam)

• Bina Bakti Choir ( / Indonesia)

• Voice of Hope Kuala Lumpur (VOHKL) ( / Malaysia)

• Gitanada Smansagress Youth Choir ( / Indonesia)

FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 2017



Hoi An Parish Choir (HAPC) ( / Vietnam)

• Voice of Hope Kuala Lumpur (VOHKL) ( / Malaysia)

• Phileo Choir ( / Indonesia)

• Detskiy Concertniy Khor Gloria Detskoy Musikalnoy Shkoli Imenee Asafeva (/Russia)


• Ceibs Maple Choir ( / China)

• Colegio San Agustin - Makati's the Augustinian Singers ( / Philippines)

• Singapore Chinese Girls' School ( / Singapore)

• Dan Hop Xuong Olympia ( / Vietnam)

(Hội An Market)

• Smukiez Choir ( / Indonesia)

• La Fontana ( / Japan)

• King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi Chorus ( / Thailand)

• La Salle Chorale ( / Philippines)


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COMPETITION


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Competition

All competition

performances are taking place in the “Cua Dai Ballroom” of the Hoi An Beach Resort.

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THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 2017

13:30h

Category G1 – Children’s Choirs

1 VINSCHOOL ONE CHOIR

Hanoi, Vietnam

/ Conductor: Tu To

• , arr.

• Thomas Morley: Now is the Month of Maying

• St. Francis of Assisi, arr. Tom Fettke: Make Me a Channel of Your Peace

• Rollo A. Dilworth: Everlasting Melody

2 DETSKIY CONCERTNIY KHOR GLORIA DETSKOY MUSIKALNOY SHKOLI IMENEE ASAFEVA

Moscow, Russia

/ Conductor: Ann Andonoski

THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 2017

• Lajos Bárdos: Szellö zug

• Mikhail Glinka: Poputnaya pesnya

• Sergei Rachmaninoff: Zdies khorosho

Andrei Dumchenko: Dryoma

3 KOREAN CHILDREN'S CHOIR OF HO CHI MINH CITY

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

/ Conductor: Nhat Minh Tran

• Trad. Georgia Sea Islands, arr. Judith Cook Tucker: Yonder Come Day

• Youngmin Kim: A Happy World in Union

• Harold Arlen, arr. Russ Robinson: Over the Rainbow

• Cy Coleman: The Rhythm of Life


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14:15h

Category G3 – Mixed Youth Choirs

1 GITA DIAN NUSWA CHOIR OF DIAN NUSWANTORO UNIVERSITY

Semarang, Indonesia

/ Conductor: Alfonso Andika Wiratma

• Rodolfo Delarmente: Ilay Gandangan

• Trad. Indonesia, arr. Budi Susanto Yohanes: Ugo-Ugo

• Juan Pablo de Juan: Nawbhan Isbahan

• Jake Runestad: Nyon Nyon

2 RAFFLES CHORALE

Singapore

/ Conductor: Ban Sheng Toh

• Thomas Morley: Fyer, Fyer, My Heart

• Francis Poulenc: Timor et tremor

• Ban Sheng Toh: Xiang Shan Ju Mu

• Z. Randall Stroope: The Conversion of Saul

3 COLEGIO SAN AGUSTIN - MAKATI'S THE AUGUSTINIAN SINGERS

Makati City, Philippines

/ Conductor: Jose Juan Reyes

• Fidel G. Calalang Jr.: Scenes from the North

• Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Frohlocket, ihr Völker auf Erden

• Trad. Tagalog, arr. Nathaniel Arnel Almonte de Pano: Sitsiritsit

• Benny Castillon: Kruhay

4 SMUKIEZ CHOIR

Jakarta, Indonesia

/ Conductor: Paulus Chandra

• Ēriks Ešenvalds: Stars

• Ken Steven: Pujilah tuhan hai jiwaku

• Lewis Carroll, Sam Pottle: Jabberwocky

• Selga Mence: Kalējs kala debesīs

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5 DAN HOP XUONG OLYMPIA

Hanoi, Vietnam

/ Conductor: Mai Phuong Nguyen

THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 2017

• Trad. Vietnam: Rice Plant & Banyan Tree

• Benny Andersson: Mamma Mia

• Charlie Puth, arr. Luu Quang Minh: River

• Tran Dang Khoa, Tran Viet Binh: Hat gao lang ta

6 GITANADA SMANSAGRESS YOUTH CHOIR

Gresik, Indonesia

/ Conductor: M. Fauzi Bakhtiar

16:00h

• Claudio Monteverdi: Ditelo voi

• Johannes Brahms: Verlorene Jugend op. 104/4

• Sergei Rachmaninoff: Panteley the healer (Pantelei-tselitel)

• Yosafat Rannu Leppong: Break


Category G2 – Youth Choirs of Equal Voices

1 SINGAPORE CHINESE GIRLS' SCHOOL

Singapore

/ Conductor: Angela Goh

19:00h

• Stephen Leek: Kungala

• Traditional, arr. Zechariah Goh: Lenggang Kangkong & Rasa Sayang

• William Hawley: Salve Regina

• Trad. Japan, arr. Swight Okamura: Sakura Sakura


Category B3 – Female Choirs, difficulty Level II

1 LA FONTANA

Kagoshima-ken, Japan

/ Conductor: Takafumi Kikumura

• Hideki Chihara: Ave maris stella

• Shin-ichiro Ikebe: Chikap-reki

• Takatomi Nobunaga: Rokuchō


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19:15h


Category B1 – Mixed Choirs, difficulty Level II

1 PSM GRANDIO SONORA TIDAR

Magelang, Indonesia

/ Conductor: Alex Henry Eko Prabowo Antonius

• Daniel Elder: Ballade to the Moon

• Josu Elberdin: Segalariak

• Gioacchino Rossini: Il carnevale di Venezia

2 SHENYANG FENG ZHI YUN CHOIR

Liaoning, Shenyang, China

/ Conductor: Sun Lei

Andrew Steffen: O nata lux

• Jian Qiang Xu: Gui yuan tian ju

• Tian-Hao Ran: Bu liao qing

3 CANTIAMO LA VERITA CHOIR & SINGERS

Jakarta, Indonesia

/ Conductor: Kenar Pradipto

• Heinrich Schütz: Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes

• Riau Traditional, arr. Ivan Yohan: Soleram

• Trad. Spiritual, arr. Moses Hogan: Climbin' Up the Mountain, Children!

4 UCSI CHAMBER CHOIR

Cheras, Malaysia

/ Conductor: Kean Seng Lim

• Trad. Malaysia, arr. Arwin Tan: Pagtulog na, ne ne

• Cherly Susanti: Daemon irrepit callidus

• Trad. Indonesia, arr. Budi Susanto Yohanes: Janger

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5 SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS VIETNAM

Bac Ninh, Vietnam

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• Trad. Korea, arr. Le Quoc Vuong: Arirang

• Duy Hung Nguyen, arr. Le Quoc Vuong: Thu Phap

• Charles H. Gabriel, arr. Kenneth Paden, adapt. Rollo Dilworth: I Sing Because I'm

Happy

6 KING MONGKUT'S UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY THONBURI CHORUS

Bangkok, Thailand

/ Conductor: Wongsawadee Isarawat

• Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Jagdlied op. 59/6

• Daniel Elder: Lullaby

• Beny Fruto Castillon: Kruhay

7 CEIBS MAPLE CHOIR

Shanghai, China

/ Conductor: Weil Liu

• Bob Chilcott: A Little Jazz Mass - No. 2 Gloria

• Xin Quan Zhou: Farewell

• Cheng Zhi Jin: Xi Shao

8 PANGASINAN STATE UNIVERSITY CABOLOAN CHORALE

Lingayen, Pangasinan, Philippines

/ Conductor: Michael Lopez

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• Saunder Choi: Ang Tren

• Lester Delgado: Pater noster

• Trad. Philippines, arr. Ramon P. Santos: Tuksuhan

9 SAMSUNG THAI NGUYEN HARMONY

Thai Nguyen, Vietnam

/ Conductor:

• Nho Doan: Chiec Khan Pieu

• Trad. Vietnam, arr. Vinh Hung: Ly Ngua O

• Tien Tran: Ngau hung song Hong


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10 VOX CAMERATA

Singapore

/ Conductor: Shahril Salleh

• Ola Gjeilo: Ubi caritas

• Ilocano folksong, arr. Eudenice Palaruan: Osi-Osi

• Joseph Twist: Wandering

11 LA SALLE CHORALE

Bacolod City, Philippines

/ Conductor: Serry Repique

• Zdeněk Lukáš: Dies irae

• Z. Randall Stroope: We Beheld Once Again the Stars

• György Orbán: Daemon irrepit callidus

12 PHILEO CHOIR

Yogyakarta, Indonesia

/ Conductor: Heru Kuswantoro

• Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Psalm 43 - Richte mich, Gott

• Trad. Spiritual, arr. Moses Hogan: I'm Gonna Sing Til the Spirit Moves in My Heart

• Ernani Aguiar: Salmo 150

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09:30h


Category C2 – Chamber Choirs of Mixed Voices

1 THE GRADUATE SINGERS

Singapore

/ Conductor: Mohamed Adyll Hardy Bin Mohamed Yusoff

• Ken Steven: Hentakan Jiwa

• Zechariah Goh: Singapura Dilanggar Todak

• Eric Whitacre: Sleep

• Alberto Grau: Bin-nam-ma

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2 SOUTHLAND

Dudley, New South Wales, Australia

/ Conductor: Lesley Challender

• Graeme Morton: Crossing the Bar

• Daniel Brimsmead: Come Sleep

• Paweł Łukaszewski: Crucem tuam adoramus, Domine

• Stephen Leek: South Australia

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3 Saigon Choir

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

/ Conductor: Thai Huynh Quang

10:0h

• Ola Gjeilo: Unicornis captivatur


• Ēriks Ešenvalds: Swans

• Trad. Spiritual, arr. Moses Hogan: Elijah Rock


Category A3 – Female Choirs, difficulty level I

1 MALAYSIAN INSTITUTE OF ART'S LADIES CHORUS

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

/ Conductor: SUSANNA SAW

11:15h

• Justin Lusah, arr. Geneviene Wong: Dusun Humour

• Ko Matsushita: Antagata Doko sa

• Zoltán Kodály: Ave Maria

• Josu Elberdin: Cantate Domino


Category S – Sacred Choir Music (Part I)

1 Hoi An Parish Choir (HAPC)

Hội An, Vietnam

/ Conductor: Ngoc Hung Tran

• Ernani Aguiar: Salmo 150

• Thomas Tallis: Salvator mundi

• Kim Long: Linh 5


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2 THE GRADUATE SINGERS

Singapore

/ Conductor: Mohamed Adyll Hardy Bin Mohamed Yusoff

• Heinrich Schütz: Die mit Tränen säen

• Francis Poulenc: O magnum mysterium

• Ivo Antognini: Canticum novum

3 PSM Grandio Sonora Tidar

Magelang, Indonesia

/ Conductor: Alex Henry Eko Prabowo Antonius

• Hans Leo Hassler: Dixit Maria

• Ola Gjeilo: The Ground

• Ernani Aguiar: Salmo 150

4 DETSKIY CONCERTNIY KHOR GLORIA DETSKOY MUSIKALNOY SHKOLI IMENEE ASAFEVA

Moscow, Russia

/ Conductor: Ann Andonoski

14:30

• Orlando di Lasso: Domine Deus

• Pavel Chesnokov: Dostoyno est

• Benjamin Britten: Missa brevis - Gloria


Category S – Sacred Choir Music (Part II)

1 RAFFLES CHORALE

Singapore

/ Conductor: Ban Sheng Toh

• Lajos Bárdos: Libera me Domine

• Kim André Arnesen: Even When He Is Silent

• Jake Runestad: Alleluia

2 APOSTOLOS

Jakarta, Indonesia

/ Conductor: Hein Arcturus Kawulusan

• Ryan Cayabyab: Anima Christi

• Budi Susanto Yohanes: Pujilah Tuhan

• Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Sicut cervus

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3 SOUTHLAND

Dudley, New South Wales, Australia

/ Conductor: Lesley Challender

• James MacMillan: O Radiant Dawn

• Dulcie Holland: Alleluia

• Gavin Tipping: The Lord is My Shepherd

4 COLEGIO SAN AGUSTIN - MAKATI'S THE AUGUSTINIAN SINGERS

Makati City, Philippines

/ Conductor: Jose Juan Reyes

• Josef Gabriel Rheinberger: Abendlied op. 69/3

• Lester Delgado: Alleluia

• Tomás Luis de Victoria: Ave Maria

5 CANTIAMO LA VERITA CHOIR & SINGERS

Jakarta, Indonesia

/ Conductor: Kenar Pradipto

Antonio Lotti: Crucifixus

• Knut Nystedt: Veni

• Vytautas Miškinis: Cantate Domino

6 HANOI CATHOLIC YOUTH CHOIR

Hanoi, Vietnam

/ Conductor: Huy Le Doai

• Johann Sebastian Bach: In dulci jubilo

• Sergei Rachmaninoff: Bogoroditse Devo

• John Rutter: For the Beauty of the Earth

FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 2017

7 KING MONGKUT'S UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY THONBURI CHORUS

Bangkok, Thailand

/ Conductor: Wongsawadee Isarawat

• Ernani Aguiar: Salmo 150

• Ralph Manuel: Alleluia

• Ko Matsushita: Cantate Domino in B minor - Psalm 96


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8 VOX CAMERATA

Singapore

/ Conductor: Shahril Salleh

• Vincenzo Bertolusi: Osculetur me osculo

• Josef Gabriel Rheinberger: Hymne op. 69/2

• Charles West: Ave Maria

9 LA SALLE CHORALE

Bacolod City, Philippines

/ Conductor: Serry Repique

• Einojuhani Rautavaara: Magnificat

• György Deák-Bárdos: Eli, Eli!

• Z. Randall Stroope: The Conversion of Saul

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Category F - Folklore

1 LA SALLE CHORALE

Bacolod City, Philippines

/ Conductor: Serry Repique

• Fabian Obispo: Chua-ay

• Romulo Pangan: Ati ati

• Rodolfo Delarmente: Ilay Gandangan

2 BINA BAKTI CHOIR

Bandung, Indonesia

/ Conductor: Grace Patricia

• Trad. Indonesia, arr. Henry Virgan: Sik sik sibatumanikam

• Cing Cangkeling

• Cublak-Cublak Suweng

3 HỘI AN CHILDREN'S CHOIR CLUB

Hội An, Vietnam

/ Conductor: Xuan De Dinh

• Quangnam Folklore: Ho khoan - Ho he - Ho ba ly

4 GITA DIAN NUSWA CHOIR OF DIAN NUSWANTORO UNIVERSITY

Semarang, Indonesia

/ Conductor: Alfonso Andika Wiratma

FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 2017

• Trad. Indonesia, arr. Ken Steven: Hela rotan

• arr. Muhammad Arif Aminuddin: Tari Indang

• arr. Budi Susanto Yohanes: Luk Luk Lumbu


Competition

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5 PSM GRANDIO SONORA TIDAR

Magelang, Indonesia

/ Conductor: Alex Henry Eko Prabowo Antonius

• Poedji Soesila: Nunggang pit

• Budi Susanto Yohanes: Gai Bintang

• Agustinus Bambang Jusana: Yamko Rambe Yamko

6 VINSCHOOL ONE CHOIR

Hanoi, Vietnam

/ Conductor: Tu To

• Trad. Vietnam, arr. Nguyen Trong Duy:

• arr. kim

• arr. Nguyen Trong Duy: Lý con Cúm Núm

7 GITANADA SMANSAGRESS YOUTH CHOIR

Gresik, Indonesia

/ Conductor: M. Fauzi Bakhtiar

• Budi Susanto Yohanes: Meplalian

• Luk Luk Lumbu

• Wor (Kankarem and Morinkin)

8 SHENYANG FENG ZHI YUN CHOIR

Liaoning, Shenyang, China

/ Conductor: Sun Lei

• Zi Huang: Shan zai xu wu piao miao jian

• Jian Qiang Xu: Chun xiao

• Boyi Duan: Guo hua

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Grand Prize Winner

2011 Hội An

2012 Hu

DIPONEGORO UNIVERSITY CHOIR,

Bode, Indonesia

/ Conductors:

Setyo Watjono & Jefry Franklin

IRIGA CITY SINGING AMBASSADORS,

Yu, Philippines

/ Conductor: Cris Caryl B

2013 Hội An

2015 Hội An

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE CARDINAL

SINGERS, LOUISVILLE, USA

/ Conductor: Kent E. Hatteberg

PSM UNPAR TABELA HARATI,

Palangka Raya, Indonesia

Conductor: Harry Priono

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Imprint & Team

ORGANIZERS

/ Organizers according to law are Interkultur Management

GmbH (Platz der Einheit 1, 60327 Frankfurt, Germany - Registered at AG Frankfurt, HRB

77821 - represented by Günter Titsch, President INTERKULTUR) and the City of Hội An, Vietnam,

represented by Mr., Chairman of the People´s Committee of Hội An City.

TEAM INTERKULTUR

Organization Office: Julia Hoppe, Zsuzsanna Lahmeyer

IT, results: Andreas Kirdjakin

Jury Secretary:Kian Hung Tsok

Stage Management: Hoo Kit Chia, Irvinne Redor, Sylvia Wong

TEAM HỘI AN


Hội An People’s Council and People’s Committee Office:

Deputy chiefofficer)

The Center for Culture and Sports of Hội An city:

Deputy director

Event coordinator

Officers)

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